Melochia umbellata (Houtt.) Stapf

 
  • Family : STERCULIACEAE
    (Sterculia Or Cocoa Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COCOA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MALVACEAE
  • Basionym : Visenia umbellata Houtt.
  • Synonym(s) : Melochia velutina Wall. ex Bedd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Melochia umbellata (Houtt.) Stapf
  • Common name : Melochia
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : Ornamental
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : NA
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Tamil Nadu : Cultivated in gardens
  • World Distribution : Native to a region extending from East India through Southeast Asia to north-western Australia and New Guinea
  • Literature : N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Melochia umbellata. Downloaded on 7 June 2020.

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